David Greenberg’s career spans over 35 years as a senior executive, lawyer, and chief ethics and compliance officer – but he believes that the opportunity to guide Acqua is his most important contribution to society. David also serves on the board of directors of a global NYSE company and as an advisor to CEOs and boards on how cultures of integrity drive business results. He brings all that experience to Acqua’s mission and business.
President and Chief Operations Officer
John Barbuto, Board Certified in Neurology/Addiction
Dr. Barbuto brings board certifications in neurology and addiction to Acqua. Our understanding of addiction and focus in in its management are changing. Dr. Barbuto brings an emphasis on neuroscience and analysis. He is helping us to move into the new forefronts of treatment for this devastating illness.
Catherine Collins, PMHNP
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Catherine Collins, is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in mental health with patients for over 8 years. Cathy has a broad range of training and experience treating patients in multiple practice settings including hospitals, medical detox, and outpatient medication management. Her involvement in the field of substance abuse and addiction medicine has helped further her passion for providing evidence-based care that incorporates a holistic approach. Acknowledging the strong connection between mind, body, and spirit, Cathy focuses on nurturing wholeness and healing in each client as they journey toward recovery.
Amberly Krop, RN
Amberly Krop received her Nursing degree from the University of Utah where she is now an ER Charge Nurse. Her 23 year career at the University Hospital has given her extensive experience in acute detox. Over the last 6 years Amberly has been treating Recovery patients with her compassion and knowledge in the field. Amberly loves to spend time outdoors with her family mountain biking and hiking. She loves animals as much as she does humans.
Sabine Weil, CMHC
Sabine is a respected, admired and beloved clinical director, therapist and teacher, with a deep background in treating trauma, co-occurring conditions and all other aspects of substance abuse. She has been a clinical director at several leading centers and a faculty member at the University of Phoenix, University of Nevada and the University of Utah, meaning that hundreds of therapists have trained under her. Sabine brings so much to the lives of our residents and staff. At a time when she could be comfortably retired, Sabine continues her life-long commitment to helping individuals on their path to recovery, and we are lucky to be able to work with her and learn from her.
Administrative Clinical Director
Gloria is inspired to help people grow and reach their full potential. She has pursued this passion through over a decade of counseling and teaching in the field of substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, working in university settings and in outpatient, intensive outpatient and long-term residential treatment centers, including the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Gloria is a licensed clinical mental health counselor, holds a Master’s in Counseling and Psychology and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Gloria and her family are transplants from New York City, and enjoys the way that living in Utah allows them to connect to each other, the community and the outdoors. She loves the energy, compassion and willingness of Acqua colleagues to change when it means better care and better outcomes for our residents. Her counseling and administrative skills are a key part of Acqua’s clinical team; her intelligence, humor and hard work are a key part of our family here.
Reynie Sandoval, LCSW
Reynie has over seventeen years of experience in providing therapeutic services in Utah communities. He earned a B.S. in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Brigham Young University. Reynie was a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology and was offered a Director position before completing his final clinical hours as a graduate student intern.
Reynie’s interpersonal and clinical skills allow him to connect with people from diverse walks of life and assist them in living lives of fulfillment and well-being. Reynie is trained in and practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and is well-versed in other modalities and interventions such as REBT and Motivational Interviewing. He specializes in working with individuals suffering from substance and behavioral addictions, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, couple’s issues, adjustment disorders, and family issues.
Reynie resides in Provo, Utah with his wife and two children. He currently enjoys spending time with his amazing family, playing and recording music, sports, and engaging in his fulfilling career.
Crishelle Simons, TRT
Crishelle loves to play and grow. She is happiest on a powder day at the ski hill, on a slalom ski on smooth water, mountain biking as the sun sets, camping under the stars, climbing a new rock-climbing route, and laughing at a good joke. She is passionate about helping other people to step out of their comfort zones and into the growth zone. Crishelle will teach you how to use your recreation and leisure time to the fullest and to put into practice the skills and tools you need to live in recovery. Recreation therapy is the perfect place to grow in a safe environment and practice the skills, tools, and new ways of thinking you will learn while at Acqua Recovery. Crishelle has been affected by addiction throughout her life and felt firsthand the devastation and chaos that comes from addiction. These experiences have helped her to develop a passion for helping people break free and live in recovery. Crishelle graduated from Brigham Young University in Recreation Therapy and she is so excited to help you in your recovery journey.
Jess Wyly, ASUDC
Director of Admissions
Matt was born and raised in North Stonington, Connecticut. He has always been a close-knit family guy. When he is not working you can find him outside, playing sports, being a prankster and enjoying a great laugh. His favorite hobbies are playing golf, photography and travel.
Matt had his own struggles with addiction and is very proud to share his story of recovery and his passion for the mission of Acqua. He found his way to Acqua in search of treatment – he was actually our second patient!! He was very excited to join our team on his 1 year sobriety anniversary. He likes to say that he helped open the center (as a patient) and we have never been able to get rid of him! [Editor’s note: we hope we keep him forever.]
He began at Acqua by helping create a small, Alumni program, and then transitioned to Outreach and marketing, which is a natural for him because he loves to connect with people from all walks of life who are seeking help. In February 2018, Matt was promoted to Admissions Director; because he is so passionate about his work he never feels like it is a job to help guide people on the path to recovery.
Joede grew up in a small town where everybody knows everybody. He has two kids and is a grandfather to four and jokes that if he knew how much fun grandchildren were, he would have had them first. Joede shares one of the biggest hearts not only with his family but for everyone who crosses his path, he is always the first one to lend a helping hand and make sure that everyone has what they need and always goes the extra mile to make sure everyone is okay.
He spent 10 years in the oil field working on hard land rigs. Joede is also in recovery and if you asked him 3 years ago where he would be today, he would have never said working at a drug and alcohol treatment center. He got sick tired of being away from his home and by the grace of his higher power he found a job at Acqua Recovery. He is very happy about working in recovery and it has become his new-found passion. One of the aspects he enjoys most about his job is helping others find sobriety and helping them to learn to love themselves again.
Brian grew up in a small town in Wisconsin. He has always appreciated the need for family and community. Brian enjoys being active by exercising, playing all sorts of sports, and being outdoors. His favorite activities are soccer and ice fishing.
Brian had his own battle with addiction. His story led him to seek treatment in Utah in 2015. After completing treatment Brian decided to continue his care in the Utah community. It’s there where he started to find his purpose. Through different work with sober gyms, sober sports, and support groups Brian began to realize his passion for helping others.
Brian began at Acqua as the alumni director in 2017. In the spring of 2018, Brian had a strong desire to be closer to his family as well as help bring resources to the people of the Midwest. Brian transitioned to an outreach and admissions role. Brian can passionately help and relate to individuals who are struggling as he leads them in their journey of recovery.
Luis Ramirez is a cornerstone of Acqua’s admissions process – he is often the first person our clients meet when they arrive, and his positive outlook and gentle manner are a great introduction to our facility and philosophy. Luis is passionate about helping others succeed, and as a national certified recovery coach, he works tirelessly with clients to facilitate their progress in our program and their successful path to productive, happy lives.
Luis is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Marketing and is preparing for a career as a sports agent. His four years at Acqua have shown him the power and satisfaction of making a big contribution to the lives of others.